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Otitis Externa – Swimmer’s Ear
Figure 2: Photograph of the external ear demonstrating crusting and flaking at the entrance of the external ear canal (left). Otoscopic examination of the external ear canal demonstrating redness and swelling consistent with otitis externa (right).

Otitis Externa – Swimmer’s Ear

Otitis externa is inflammation of the external ear canal. Otitis externa has many possible causes: Bacterial: Bacteria can infect the outer ear when the skin is damaged. Moisture in the…

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Earlobe Recovery After Gauge Piercings
Figure 1: A picture of an earlobe that has been stretched by gauge piercings (left). The patients ear after undergoing surgical reconstruction (right).

Earlobe Recovery After Gauge Piercings

  The enlargement or stretching of the earlobe is a custom that has been around for centuries. People have done this for a variety of reasons, ranging from religious practices…

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